Maryland weather: Sunny, warmer Memorial Day expected after rainy, cool weekend

Maryland weather: Sunny, warmer Memorial Day expected after rainy, cool weekend
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After a weekend of unseasonable and even record-setting chilly weather, Memorial Day in the Baltimore area is set to be sunny and warm, forecasters say.

The temperature on Sunday reached a high of 56 degrees at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., the National Weather Service said. The previous low maximum temperature for May 30 in Baltimore was 58 in 1915.

About a tenth of an inch of rain fell, bringing the total since late Friday afternoon to about 1.6 inches and May’s total to about 3.5 inches.

Overnight Sunday, temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

For Memorial Day, high pressure will build as the cold front moves out of the area, “which will allow for plenty of sunshine and a warmer afternoon,” forecasters wrote. High temperatures are likely to be in the mid-70s in much of Maryland. Overnight, temperatures will sink into the lower 50s.

Tuesday is likely to be even warmer, with high temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s. The same is true for Wednesday.

Wednesday night, rain may return, according to the weather service. There’s a 30% chance of afternoon or evening showers, mainly after 8 p.m. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Thursday evening as well, including some severe storms that could bring isolated flooding. Stormy conditions are likely to stick around off and on through Saturday.